Travel Scams to Watch For
Here is a great article with a few travel scams to watch for. Now, some of these may not be the exact example, but the concept is there. Always be on guard for a travel scam, even when not traveling.
Common sense is so important when traveling. We all want to assume everyone is good in the world and unfortunately this is not the case. Prowlers use our trust & kindness as a weakness. Avoiding travel scams, when traveling, can save you some heartache, some money and get you back into your country.
Just like in college, always have a buddy. Be aware of your valuables and keep them close or not on you at all. Enjoy the friendliness of strangers but do not let your guard down or share personal info like where you are staying, or any names of family members, phone number, etc. Never give up your passport to rent a jet ski or boat. Never, let a stranger to close to you or your belongings- in a blink of an eye you could be pick pocketed. Therefore, consider making a game plan of how to be defensible without taking away the enjoyment of the trip. And if you travel with a partner you both can be good reminders of staying clear of travel scams. Remember, the world is full of kind people so don’t let these concerns scare you into traveling, just keep yourself aware of what is happening around you, Common Sense skills go a long way when avoiding scams. Be prepared, be alert!
Check out the link for some of the more popular Travel Scams happening around the world and ways to avoid them:
Mandy Corriea, W Real Estate